Sticky clementine cake: for Gudge

Lovely flour free seasonal and sticky recipe – reblogged from Notes on a Spanish Valley

Notes on a Spanish Valley

Its worth making this cake just for the glorious smell that fills the kitchen… eating it is a bonus, of course. It’s not just the scent of clementines, but also the perfume of cardamom as you pound the seeds to powder in your pestle and mortar. Trust me, this cake is glorious and sticky. half a clementine 3-12-13It is also flour-free, and so this recipe is for our friend Gudge who enjoys my cake posts but can eat few of them. Sorry Gudge! Just one thing, check your baking powder is gluten-free because apparently some are, some aren’t. six broken egg shells 3-12-135 clementines
275g caster sugar
300g ground almonds
8-10 green cardamom pods
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
6 large eggs, lightly beaten
Juice of a lemon
1 cinnamon stick clementines in pan 3-12-13Put three clementines in a pan of water, bring to the boil and simmer for about two hours until tender. Check regularly and…

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sandradan1
    Dec 07, 2013 @ 12:49:33

    Thanks Carol, glad you liked it enough to share it! SD


  2. Carol Byrne
    Dec 07, 2013 @ 12:55:26

    Loved it. Would it work with flour too in place of the almonds? It’ s always a problem being surrounded by almond trees but they’re such a pain to shell!


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